The Canadian Cycling Association announced today an eight member Senior, three member U23 and seven member Junior team for the 2009 MTB XCO World Championships, to be held September 1st - 6th in Canberra, Australia.
The Senior Team will be led by 2009 Mount Ste Anne World Cup winner and 2009 National Champion Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC and 2009 Bromont World Cup winner and 2009 National Champion Geoff Kabush of Victoria, BC.
The U23 Team will be led by National Champions Emily Batty of Brooklin, ON, and Raphaël Gagne of Lac-Beauport, QC.
The Junior Team will be led by National Champions Laura Bietola from Pickering, Ontario and Evan Guthrie of Peachland, British Columbia.
Geoff Kabush (Victoria, BC)
Derek Zandstra (Trenton, ON)
Max Plaxton (Victoria, BC)
Seamus McGrath (Victoria, BC)
Catharine Pendrel (Kamloops, BC)
Marie-Helene Premont (Chateau Richer, QC)
Amanda Sin (Collingwood, ON)
Mical Dyck (Calgary, AB)
Raphaël Gagne (Lac-Beauport, QC)
Emily Batty (Brooklin, ON)
Mikaela Kofman (Toronto,ON)
Laura Bietola (Pickering, ON)
Cayley Brooks (Barrie, ON)
Natasha Oldcorn (Alliston, ON)
Evan Guthrie (Peachland, BC)
Mitch Bailey (Barrie, ON)
Antoine Caron (Stoneham, QC)
Tyler Allison (Whistler, BC)
The Team is presently in their final preparations for the Championships and will begin their travels to Australia on the 25th of August for the Team Relay on the 1st of September.
For the Team Relay, Canada will field a team consisting of Geoff Kabush, Catharine Pendrel, Raphael Gagne and Evan Guthrie. Canada's relay team will be looking to the top step on the podium.
Funding from the CCA will allow the senior team to be partially funded for the World Championships.
If you would like to make a donation to help support the Canadian Mountain Bike World Championships Team and alleviate some of the financial stress, please fill out a donation form that can be found at www.canadian-cycling.com/cca/donations/cash_donations.shtml and e-mail it to Nicholas Vipond at email@example.com . All proceeds will go directly towards covering the athlete's expenses.
Updated on May 18, 2013, 7:13am